A nurse has become the first NHS worker in Scotland to die from coronavirus.

Janice Graham, 58, died on Monday at Inverclyde Royal Hospital after contracting the deadly bug.

She was a health care support worker and district nurse from Inverclyde.

The 58-year-old was described as a "valued team member" with a "bright and engaging personality".

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Louise Long, chief officer of Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership said: “We are saddened to confirm a member of staff has passed away due to Covid-19. 

“Our thoughts are with Janice’s loved ones at this difficult time.

“Janice was a valued team member in our District Nursing and Evening Services team and brought kindness and compassion to patients and colleagues.

“Her bright and engaging personality, and razor sharp wit will be sorely missed.

Several nurses have now died of coronavirus in the UK

“A memorial book will be open at Port Glasgow Health Centre to staff who wish to pay tribute to Janice.

“We are incredibly thankful to our staff for their tireless efforts during this crisis. We are here to support them as much as possible during this challenging time.”

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The 58-year-old was described as having a "razor sharp wit" and will be sorely missed.

A total of 366 people have died from coronavirus in Scotland alone, with the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,565.

In Scotland 366 people have now died from   coronavirus      - an increase of 70   deaths   overnight.

Across the UK, deaths rose by 938 overnight, bringing the total deaths to 7,097.